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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Sunday 29th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 9 Sunday 29  Jan 
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments




The Rowies   – Aberdeenshire   – Listen Again 
The Rowies are a young up and coming band based in Aberdeenshire.  In spite of their ages, the eldest is 16 and the other three are 14 years old, this does not restrict their impressive musicianship. They play traditional material in an exciting, tight and driving way, producing all arrangements themselves with the band working closely together.  They also perform some of their own compositions and songs.  Soaring instrumentals on fiddle (Andrew) and guitar (Arthur) are grounded and enhanced by Stuart’s strong and persuasive percussion.  Ellie sings traditional bothy songs adding a new twist with her captivating and soulful voice supported by the boys’ instrumentals. They are all passionate about traditional music and faithful, knowledgeable followers of the current trad scene. Since forming in September 2016 the band have had a busy time and to date have notched up support gigs to Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Rant and at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen, The Crooked Brothers (Canada) and the most exciting to date: the Old Blind Dogs, both at Glenbuchet Hall.


Project Albin –  Manchester –        Listen Again 
Albin – Vocals/Keys ;Ali – Vocals/Guitars/Bass ;Romano – Drums/Guitars/Bass ;Damian – Guitars/Bass
The group consists of three members performing an acoustic prog rock album called Pastels .
The album has been performed in 2016 on various occasions such as festivals, art exhibitions, charity events, album concerts and gigs across UK and Europe, and recently it was also played on Red Shift Radio during a  show about prog rock.





Carma – Nairn       Listen Again 
Carmen Beaton / Kenna Ross
Carma are a young female duo from the Highlands who play originals in a modern folk style. The girls Carmen Beaton (vocalist/ukulele) and Kenna Ross (pianist/backing vocals) met at North Highland College studying music a few years ago when they were just 17 years old. During the first year at college they formed their first band named Almostfolk.






Velvet & Stone – Devon      Listen Again  
Lara Snowdon/ Rich Crossley / Kathryn Themlett / Barry Muir
The band have had a very successful year, following the launch of their first EP in April 2016. They’ve played to critical acclaim at both Cambridge and Sidmouth Folk Festivals in addition to a range of other festivals and venues. The band are passionate about promoting Celtic and Folk music and regular do so through live gigs across their native South West.


Hugh Kelly
– Glasgow   Listen Again 

Hugh Kelly is an Alt.Blues/Soul singer songwriter, based in Glasgow. 
He released his debut EP in Feb 2016. The Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman both featured him as their ‘Artist of the Week’ at the end of Feb. He was selected as ‘single of the week’ in March on BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show, highlighted as one of Jim Gellatly’s top picks for April in The Sun newspaper & featured as one of the ‘Fresh Faves’ on Tom Robinson’s show.




While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

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 Any queries  or enquiries regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com